Location: Range and Livestock Research
Project Number: 5434-31000-016-14-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 2, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
Elucidate adaptive mechanisms that promote energy efficiency in the range beef cow. Various measurements exposing physiological/metabolic changes will be evaluated based on their genetic origins.
Cows and their daughter have been developed and managed based upon a factorial approach to prenatal and post natal nutritional management. Production, physiological and metabolic measurements will be used to assess cow longevity (based on reproductive rate) and economic efficiency. Microarray analysis will be implemented to establish the association between genetic background and important traits related to stress adaption.